BIO & PICS
The Mecca’s unique sound incorporates strong EDM elements fused with a Hip-Hop approach and Pop vocal tones all wrapped beautifully with his Caribbean influences. He brings captivating music for the 21st century, with the ability to inspire and the power to get anyone grooving on any dancefloor. Merging solid lyrical artistry with a deep well of emotion and determination, The Mecca, formerly known as Young Mecca, has surfaced as an astounding musical force. His approach to music is enriched by third world culture combined with first world mentality.
Born Keen Cotter on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, The Mecca’s musical style is comparable to Pitbull’s and Flo-Rida’s. Although his vocal style varies according to the song he is performing, his song writing is usually described as bold and shocking, often referring to partying, sex and depression. In addition to having nearly 200 songs in his repertoire, either released or written, The Mecca was crowned St. Lucia’s YouthStar in 2009, and walked away with The People’s Choice Award at the Undaground Music Awards in Bermuda the following year.
In 2011, he undertook an ambitious project to release one new song every Monday for an entire year, suitably labelled “Mecca Mondays”. By the 52-week mark, The Mecca had surpassed his goal and boasted a stunning 73 track releases, 4 mixtapes and 6 music videos. To add to his list of accomplishments, this exceptionally talented lyricist has had his music featured in TV shows on VH1, ABC Family, Fox, Netflix and The CW; and on the catwalk at various fashion shows around Paris.
Life is The Mecca’s inspiration. He captures the essence of all that surrounds him which gives him the ability to articulate and augment any possible influence through his very own unique sensibility. His music resonates a powerful message that regardless of location, background or demographic, one never has to live within the norm. Boundaries, he believes, exist only to be crossed.